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Discover Oman

8 days

Between authentic cities, desert and majestic mountains, discover the natural and cultural treasures of Oman

  • Environment :

    Mountain, wadi, sea, desert

  • Activities :

    Hiking, swimming, culture

  • Accommodation :

    Hotel, Guesthouse

  • Hiking :

    Level 2trekking

Included in the programme :

hébergement hotel
Repas
voiture 4x4
Guide chauffeur

Accommodations are indicative and subject to change based on availability.

DAY 1 - Muscat, Muttrah fish and vegetable market.
Boat trip to see the dolphins.
Visit the Bait Zubair Museum dedicated to the culture and history of Oman.
Muttrah Souk : Located in the heart of Muscat's traditional quarter and close to the corniche, Muttrah Souk is the oldest and best known of the souks in Oman.
Sultan's Palace : exterior visit.
Ryiam Hôtel : Located just at the entrance of Muttrah city, between Arabic style and contemporary comfort.


DAY 2 - Muscat - Visit the Great Mosque of Sultan Qaboos. Nakhl Fort, and the hot spring. Al Awabi Wadi beni awf.
Bimah Guesthouse.  A beautiful and friendly place located in the heart of Wadi Bani Awf, a stone's throw from the Snake Canyon. In a natural and peaceful environment, you will find many places in the garden that invite you to relax after a day of hiking. Bunk beds and air conditioning.


DAY 3 - Balad Sayt : Hiking (The old village perched on a rock overlooks the palm grove and various terraced crops)
Birkat al Sharaf : Panorama on the Jebel Hajar mountain range.
Misfah al Abriyeen : One of the most beautiful villages in Oman with a vast palm grove on the side of a canyon. A walk** in the shade of palm trees, papaya trees and other banana trees.
Al Hamra Guesthouse.


DAY 4 - Jebel Shams : Al Khitaym - Sab Bani Khamis (1800m alt. approx. )- Balcony walk " of Jebel Shams 3to 4 h walk (picnic). We set off to discover a small lake above a long abandoned troglodyte village perched on a cliff. A panorama that offers us spectacular views of the Grand Canyon of Arabia.
Al Hamra :  Visit a traditional house to discover the Omani culture.
Jabreen castle.

Nizwa : Heritage Inn.


DAY 5 - Visit Nizwa Fort : Built in the 17th century by Imam Sultan bin Saif al-arabi, who chased the Portuguese out of Omani territory in 1650, Nizwa Fort is distinguished by a very large 24-metre high tower which dominates the souk. Restored in 1998, the fort hosts a very interesting interactive exhibition.
Visit of the Souk of Nizwa : The souk of the city of Nizwa, with its secular commercial vocation, is a real "city within the city". Very large, very lively and very colourful, the souk is famous for its incense and traditional objects. You can find everything: the fruit and vegetable souk, the pottery souk, the traditional objects souk, the goldsmith's souk... Traditional livestock market (only on Fridays).
Birkat Al Mauz : Fortified village built in stairs on the hillside in a huge palm grove. Bidiyah - Desert of the Wahiba Sands. In the late afternoon, hike at sunset. The magic of the desert takes place as the landscape shapes and changes day by day with the wind.
Safari camp.


DAY 6 - Transfer Safari camp -Bidiyah. Wadi Bani Khalid : Hiking and swimming (2h/3h**). This is one of the most famous wadis in the Sultanate: with large pools of emerald water, a narrow gorge with huge white rocks.
Sur Grand Hotel.


DAY 7 - Wadi Shab : Unforgettable water hike and swim in Wadi Shab (3 hrs). Wadi Shab of Oman is one of the most popular canyons in the Sultanate. This site is a small paradise. Access is limited by the river and to reach the bottom you must not only walk but also swim.
Wadi Tiwi : this is a steep road that climbs along the wadi for several kilometres. It passes through no less than 7 villages, which are ideal for hiking along the falaj, the Omani irrigation system. Panorama .
Sur Grand Hotel


DAY 8 - Sur :  Visit of the city (1 h). Built between the ocean and a beautiful lagoon, Sour has a history of fishing, traditional dhow building and maritime trade. A ford tower with a beautiful view (sunset) over the city will be a marvel. The city is famous for the manufacture of Arab dhows, we will visit this shipyard.
SinkHole : A huge natural cavity filled with pure green and blue crystal water and surrounded by rock formations and green palm trees.
Wadi Al Arabiyeen : The wadi is carved by a huge furrow on the eastern slope of the Hajar mountain.
Wadi Dayqah : One of Oman's great attractions is a huge dam in the Wadi Dayqah valley.
Ryiam Hotel : depending on the flight home